Peterborough Voted Best Commuter Town
A new research study has revealed as one of the best areas outside London for commuters to live in the UK.
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July 10, 2012 (FPRC) -- The town of Peterborough in Cambridgeshire came at the top of the polls when it came to being the most convenient commuter location for commuting into London.
The Carter Jonas Commuter Index researched a number of criteria and factors including train services, travel costs, property prices and schools. The research also compared other favourable towns such as Cambridge and Oxford. The Index showed that demonstrated good value for money when it came to buying property. On the whole property for sale was more affordable with an average four bedroom home costing £350,000 in Peterborough compared to £675,000 in Oxford. A two bedroom cottage in a rural area of Peterborough costs £240,000.
Further new developments in the area have been constructed with more in the pipeline. Larkfleet Homes is a local developer that builds a variety of new homes in Cambridgeshire as well as new houses in Lincolnshire. Work has started on a new development near to Peterborough station which will consist of 295 zero carbon new build homes. The homes include two, three and four bedroom flats and houses.
Network Rail is also increasing the number of rail services to and from London and the station at Peterborough is being upgraded in a £43 million project. An average rail journey time into London takes approximately 50 minutes.
The town also has a university with over 1000 students in attendance and is set to become a university town. Peterborough is also noted for its excellence in schools including a number of private schools and The King’s School which is rated as outstanding by Ofsted and has become an academy.
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